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Is there any way to know the Apple Remote Control battery status from my Mac OS X?

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There is no indicator in OS X unless you are using an Apple TV.

Apple wants you to take a digital picture of the remote and see if you can see an IR light pulse from it to check if the battery is dead.

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If the battery is getting low, OS 10.5 & 10.6 will flash a picture of the remote, with the battery compartment open to indicate that the battery is low.

This, of course, requires that the remote be able to send a IR signal, so if the remote battery is dead, you'll never see this warning...


Here's a similar picture, but it's not the same picture...

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